May 2, 2018. Looking back on my 30 Day journey, and WOW, a lot can happen in 30 Days!
I've healed well from the surgery. I had to take a break from working out, but I'm back at it! It feels so good to move my body, and appreciate feeling the hard work I've put in within my muscles. I used to be such a gym rat. I make do with my treadmill and body weight exercises at home for now. Maybe when I can "people" again, I'll hit the gym :)
We're still in the process of selling the house. The first buyer on my home backed out, so we've been through more showings the last week, and now have another contract. That being said, we've been forced to be away from the house for hours at a time. That means restaurant food. I like to cook, but I also like the convenience of eating out when I can't be at home. Now that the house showings are done, my goal this week is to cook healthy meals. So far, I've grilled steaks with lemon-butter green beans, and I made a pot of pasta sauce yesterday. I don't eat the pasta, just the protein (lean, grass-fed beef and sausage) with some veggies. Tonight is a yummy Paleo recipe that my family loves, bacon wrapped chicken tenders with a honey mustard glaze, and veggies or salad. I'm researching more healthy recipes, so if you have any favorites please feel free to share in the comments!
The new house is almost finished! My Girl and I can't wait to move in! Here is a photo of the new kitchen!
During this 30 Days, I've also been thinking about ways to help My Girl. She is still struggling with the loss of her brother. But we've made some positive changes for now. First, she is participating in Home Bound school with a tutor. It became too difficult for her to be around so many people, and her lack of focus due to the grief was overwhelming. She is doing really well with her tutor, and is actually enjoying what she is learning again. I also want for her to have more responsibility so she has a sense of purpose outside of her studies. So, we got her a puppy. His name is Balto, he's a Siberian Husky. We will register him as an Emotional Support Dog. He gets My Girl up and moving, and gives her something to care about again. We've already been on a hike, to the dog park, on walks, and have had lots of giggles and snuggles. He's a handful as all puppies are, but he is so sweet and loving, and all hers!
So how did I do without drinking...? I did actually have drinks with friends last weekend. But my perspective is completely changed. I'm very conscious of what and how much I drink, I don't need it like I did before. In the future, I'll have social drinks here and there, and wine with a good meal. And honestly, I have places in my body where I can feel inflammation, and it immediately acted up after reintroducing alcohol. Not worth it!
I'm glad that I took the time to cleanse my body, rest my mind, and honor my spirit again these last 30 Days. I am going to bed earlier and waking earlier. I'm more motivated, and generally just feel better. I want to thank everyone that has followed me on this journey, and for the generous amounts of support, and to those who have reached out to share their stories. I plan to continue blogging. There's always something that pops up in my life that's worth writing about! As always, Love and Light